It is what it is!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I have been reading the different strategies from the Spark Diet. Strategy two talks about making small changes first. I particularly noticed this paragraph:
"Your life is what it is. Ideal or not, that’s your dieting starting point. You’ll be a lot happier, a lot saner -- and a lot thinner -- if you work with your existing lifestyle instead of against it. Ignoring realities of your daily life just invites failure and frustration." (From SP Diet strategies)
I am trying to figure out how work this into my perspective on the world. I tend to think of my daily life as a "temporary" challenge, so I end up putting stuff - and indeed, I enjoy biking and hiking and running, so even stuff I enjoy - putting stuff off.
Instead of thinking how hard it will be to exercise as a resident, I need to be creative about solutions - walk or bike to work, always have workout clothes with me, etc. I can do it, if I choose to do it.
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    Today I read that "a busier person than you exercised today". I have known those people who are religious about their workouts, and I am striving to be one of them.

    You are doing the right thing to think of this in advance and to come up with creative ways to make sure you work out. The one that saves me is the Chris-Downie-at-least-10-minutes-a-
    day plan. I have hardly missed a workout in 6 months since I started this. I only have to do 10 minutes, but I have to do it every day. If I get more (and I usually do) it's a bonus.

    3557 days ago
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